The need to purchase the first shoe came from us when our daughter was 10.5 months. Fortunately, it was spring and we managed to avoid buying expensive winter boots.
The choice of shoes is very important. The child only takes the first steps, gait and feet are only in the stage of active development. Yes, and walking skills in comfortable shoes to learn easier and more enjoyable. I hope my advice will help you make the right choice!
When a child is about a year old, it’s not so important yet – there are princesses on shoes, what color they are, and how many strazas there are. In this case, the appearance matters more for the mother and is selected taking into account the primary colors of the children’s wardrobe.
It is better to buy shoes less branded flowers. After all, a one-year-old child will stain her on the very first day (however, the five-year-old too).
Of course, I want the shoes to last longer, so everyone wants to buy shoes with a margin and growth. But even the difference in size (0.5 cm, and in some firms 0.8-1) for a baby is huge. Few of us buy our shoes 1-2 cm more than usual size, right?
In large shoes it is difficult to coordinate movements, the foot is poorly fixed, there is a greater likelihood of rubbing. Therefore, even now, her daughter does not wear shoes with a margin of more than 1 size. And then, in this case, the situation is corrected by the presence of socks or tights.
Of course, most recommendations tend to be natural materials. Such and have a breathing effect, and slightly deformed, thereby adapting to the individual children’s foot.
Unconditional favorite among the first children’s shoes (and shoes for the coming years) – Velcro. That such shoes take off the fastest and easiest. In addition, velcro shoes are better regulated by the fullness of the legs.
The zippers also fasten quickly, but this option is good only if the fullness of the shoes is ideal for the child.
I have repeatedly read that orthopedic insoles can only be used as directed by the orthopedic doctor. In addition, the deformation of the foot is often individual, so these insoles are made to order.
Now there are a lot of shops with the proud name of orthopedic shoes, but if you decided to buy the first shoes in them, it’s better to consult a doctor anyway. Yes, a hard backdrop is desirable and important, but accurate advice can only be given by a specialist, not a seller in a store.
Do not repeat my mistake and do not try on shoes for a child on weight. In this position, you will certainly buy smaller shoes.
All sorts of shoes and shoes are beautiful only in the photo, and for the first steps are very uncomfortable. Again, the foot must be securely fixed, and the sole must be flexible.
For the first time it is better to buy shoes with closed toe to avoid injuries on children’s fingers. By the way, the appearance of knocked socks can be corrected with ordinary nail polish of the desired shade!
And by what criteria did you choose the first shoes?